Quarterly targets

Lifelong ambitions

Applications for 2021 now open

Tired of every day seeming just like the last?

Give yourself something meaningful to work towards. Embark on a career where no two days are the same and where you can make a difference to the lives of young people from deprived communities.
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World-class salaried teacher training

Our Training Programme offers you:
  • the chance to teach from the start of the school year
  • a salary while you train on the job
  • a fully-funded Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Leadership (PGDE)
  • support and development opportunities every step of the way
  • daily opportunities to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Raza's route to making a difference

In school, Raza had been involved in local gangs. But one of his teachers spotted his potential and encouraged him to become the first in his family to go to uni, and ultimately to a career in finance. He continued to see the effects of inequality long after he'd left school.
"There weren’t enough people from my background that were at my university, " he said. "When I went into finance, again there weren’t enough people from my background. I questioned myself – what role can I play that’s going to address that social injustice?"
Teaching was that role, he decided. He chose to train on the job through our Training Programme and has never looked back. Today he is a headteacher.

Raza on changing career to teach

Rachel on changing career to teach

Make a choice that matters

Rachel worked in cyber-security. She had what she describes as a ‘glamorous’ lifestyle, but she was looking for a career that would have more of an impact.
"When I handed my notice in, my boss thought I’d lost the plot – no one really understood why I was leaving to go into teaching," she said. "But that’s quite a nice feeling because you know you’re doing something that’s truly aligned to what makes you happy."

Put your skills to good use

We’ve placed more than 10,000 teachers in low-income areas, supporting more than a million children. We couldn’t do this without passionate, committed and talented people who want to teach and make a difference – people like you. Apply for our Training Programme today and put your skills and experience to use transforming the lives of young people.
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David on changing career to teach

The decision to join Teach First was such a momentous one for me. If I had to make the decision a hundred times I’d make the same one.
David Crosby,
Principal Designate
King's Leadership Academy, Bolton

Talk to someone about the Training Programme

Interested in the Training Programme but want to find out more information before you apply? Book a time to speak to us, or come and see us in person. 
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Our country needs teachers, now more than ever. Join our most important cohort for a generation. Places for our 2021 Training Programme now open.

Training Programme

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